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U-line ice maker BI-95

Freezer section works perfectly, maybe to good. Problem seems to be with the fill and release operation. Sometimes the harvest is just fine other times it will not release and water will overflow on the fill cycle. All components have been replaced except for the thermostat and the mold heater element.

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try to steady your thermostat setting to the lowest or not turned at all. more stock in your ref. can help your ice maker not to frozen. if you have less stock in your ref. put some gallons of water. or put your ref near the fire bin but not too close. or with a circulation of hot air

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Ice maker is not going to harvest mode.

a) Either Ice maker is faulty. Change Ice maker.

b) Before that make sure that freezer compartment has reached minimum temparature for the ice maker to function properly. Normally it is - 11 c or lower. You have a freezer temperature like -18c and not harvesting then problem is on icemaker. Sometime you can pull the power out from ice maker unit and plug back after couple of minutes to reset the ice maker unit control board. It might work again.

Sep 04, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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NEED PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING THE ICE MAKER FOR INSPECTION AND TROUBLESHOOTING. FRIG IS NEW...ICE MAKER NOT MAKING ICE !!!!!


Are you sure you have the ice bin properly in place?

Ice bin must be locked in place for proper ice dispensing. If necessary, turn auger driver behind ice bin counterclockwise to properly align ice bin with auger driver.


• Press the switch ON to activate ice maker. Slide bin into guide rails located on either side of the enclosure. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise the front slightly and push the ice bin completely in. An audible "click" is heard when the ice bin is located correctly.


• After freezer section reaches between 0° to 2° F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins operating. You will have a complete harvest of ice

approximately every hour.

• Allow approximately 3 to 6 hours after installation to receive first harvest of ice.

• Discard ice created within the first 12 hours of operation to verify system is flushed of impurities.

• Stop ice production by pressing the ON/OFF switch located on the front of the ice maker.

• The first one or two batches will probably contain undersized and irregular cubes because of air in the supply line.

• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for several cubes to be joined together at the ends. They can easily be broken apart. The ice maker will

continue to make ice until the supply of ice cubes raises the ice maker arm, shutting the ice maker off.

• Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage bin and the water valve may click or "buzz" occasionally.

Jun 01, 2011 | Maytag MFI2568AES Stainless Steel Bottom...

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My icemaker is not working.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Often when ice makers slow production or stop making ice it is because the freezer compartmet\nt has warmed up above 17 Def F and the ice maker thermostat will not cycle to start the ice harvest cycle.

In the back of your unit you will have an inlet water valve assembly that will look similar to this one:

Water Dispenser Not Working Check the water supply to the water inlet valve. Check the water filter. ( if applicable)
Check the water inlet valve
Make sure the Temperatures in the Fresh? food section and the freezer sections are normal. 33 to 42 in the Fresh Food section and 0 to 10 in the freezer. Or check that the controls, both the fresh food and freezer section controls are set on the "normal" settings. If the controls are set too cold it will cause the water? tank or tubing to freeze.
Dispenser switch not? working, check for continuity

Dual Water Valvedual_water_valve_small.jpg

One side of this valve does the water in the door, the other the water for the ice maker


Disregard any reference to water in door if your unit does not have that capability and there will only be ONE solenoid on the inlet water valve assembly.
If the solenoid coil fails it will not open the water source to supply water to the ice maker. This solenoid is only energized for 8 to 10 seconds as the ice maker sweep fingers (Called ejector blades in the manual) reach the 10 - 11 o'clock position during the harvest cycle. All you will hear is a minor buzz and maybe a minor thump of the plastic water line but the ice maker fills during the last 40 % of the harvest cycle.

Here is a manual you can use for troubleshooting:
Kitchenaid-Estate%20Appliances/Refrigerator/In%20Door%20Ice%20Manual%20with%20Diagram.pdf">http://www.affordableappliance.com/Download%20Folder/Whirlpool-Roper-Kitchenaid-Estate%20Appliances/Refrigerator/In%20Door%20Ice%20Manual%20with%20Diagram.pdf

Note the requirements to test the ice maker using the manual above are:
Door light switch plunger depressed (Taped down) and the freezer temp from 0 - 10 deg F.
You will need to make a jumper wire to jumper terminals T to H inside the ice maker front cover to start the ice maker test. If it cycles with the jumper the thermostat is good. If it does not cycle then either the thermostat has failed or... there is no power coming from the door light switch. (Bad door switch)

If all of the system tests pass and you still do not have water.... suspect the inlet water valve (pictured above) or the water supply as the source of the problem.

More often than not.... the real problem turns out to be ice build up on the evaporator coils due to an automatic defrosting problem. Should you discover a build up of ice on your evaporator coils do a MANUAL defrost session by unplugging the unit and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so be ready!) After the manual defrosting return the unit to normal service. You should have ice again within 12 hours. Keep an eye on the evaporator coils for the next 5 days because if you do have an automatic defrosting problem the symptom WILL return in a matter of 2 - 4 days. If the ice block returns.... have the automatic defrosting problem corrected to keep your ice maker working normally.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Apr 09, 2011 | Maytag MFI2568AES Stainless Steel Bottom...

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My ice maker tube from supply fills up to the valve, but not to the ice maker. We replaced the valve to no avail.


Before repacing the ice maker (which operates that new valve) try to do a cleaning underneath to insure a good air flow for better ferormance and that may drop the temp sufficiently in the freezer for ice production to begin. Other than that the ice fill and harvest all originates from the ice maker.

Dec 18, 2010 | Amana Refrigerators

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How long after hooking up ice maker does it take for the water to start running in. we have water in the door water just not in the ice maker?


Should have started to fill soon after freezer section reaches between 0° to 2° F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins operating. You will have a complete harvest of ice approximately every three hours. The above was in the user manual and only answers when the process begins. There is a thermostat embedded inside the ice maker that tells the water control valve for ice maker to open for approx. 7.5 seconds. Because this model has a freezer below the left fresh food section light switch has an interlock that completes 120VAC to the ice maker once the fresh food section door is closed. Defective fuse, door switch or ice maker will make operation impossible until the problem is located. Please let me know if you need assistance beyond the above here.sea_breeze_27.jpg
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Dec 16, 2010 | Amana ASD2620H Side by Side Refrigerator

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I have a model 106 kenmore refrigerator with an ice maker. The ice maker has worked for 20 plus years and just quit working. Is there anything I can troubleshoot to see if I can get it working again.


Good day,
If the freezer section is at it's normal temperature (cannot be above 10 degrees) then follow these steps. It. will get you there.

First step is to take a small paper cup of water and fill the cavity until it is near full. With the ice maker turned on, close freezer door and wait 3 hours to see if it harvests. If not, the ice maker is bad, and must be replaced. If the cubes harvest then.......
Three possibilities.
1. The water supply from the house is not delivering water to the water valve. Shut off the house at the meter, disconnect the line going to the water valve, and with the line pointed into a bucket, have someone turn the valve back on for a 15 second count. The water should come out smartly. If not, the line and it's fittings will have to be replaced.
2. The fill tube from the back of the machine that feeds water into the back of the ice maker is frozen up. You will have to remove the ice maker to visually inspect that tube. If blocked, it needs to be defrosted, but use caution. Too much heat too fast will start to melt plastic and vinyl parts you don't want melted.
If this is the case, then once cleaned out, you will have to change the water valve located in the back bottom rear of the machine because it is leaking during the off cycle.
3. If everything checks O.K. up to this point, you will have to purchase and install a new water valve, and install it.

P.S. Under very rare occasions the electric circuity in the ice maker will fail to send a signal to the water valve. Although rare, it can happen, in which case the best option is to replace the ice maker and water valve.

Sep 10, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Ice maker is working but no water is getting to it. I have water at supply but not in ice maker ?


Good day,
Should not be complicated but read the last section of the troubleshooting. Here are the steps. I know you have done some testing but going back thru them would be a good idea.

First step is to take a small paper cup of water and fill the cavity until it is near full. With the ice maker turned on, close freezer door and wait 3 hours to see if it harvests. If not, the ice maker is bad, and must be replaced. If the cubes harvest then.......
Three possibilities.
1. The water supply from the house is not delivering water to the water valve. Shut off the house at the meter, disconnect the line going to the water valve, and with the line pointed into a bucket, have someone turn the valve back on for a 15 second count. The water should come out smartly. If not, the line and it's fittings will have to be replaced.
2. The fill tube from the back of the machine that feeds water into the back of the ice maker is frozen up. You will have to remove the ice maker to visually inspect that tube. If blocked, it needs to be defrosted, but use caution. Too much heat too fast will start to melt plastic and vinyl parts you don't want melted.
If this is the case, then once cleaned out, you will have to change the water valve located in the back bottom rear of the machine because it is leaking during the off cycle.
3. If everything checks O.K. up to this point, you will have to purchase and install a new water valve, and install it.
P.S. Under very rare occasions the electric circuity in the ice maker will fail to send a signal to the water valve. Although rare, it can happen, in which case the best option is to replace the ice maker and water valve.

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I have a Jenn Air French Door Bottom Freezer. Water dispenser is okay. Ice maker is not making ice.Metal/Wire that operates on/off is missing part of wire but part going into ice maker is still there. Any...


Good day,
The wire must be inserted properly, and when in the down position is in the ice making mode. As the cycle is initiated to harvest it will go up and then when the harvest is complete.
It is a one piece wire, so I don't understand how part of it could be missing.
However, if it's in the down position you can follow the troubleshooting guide below. It would be smart to first take the ice maker into an appliance parts house, and fitted with a new wire. It's a simple proccess.

First step is to take a small paper cup of water and fill the cavity until it is near full. With the ice maker turned on, close freezer door and wait 3 hours to see if it harvests. If not, the ice maker is bad, and must be replaced. If the cubes harvest then.......
Three possibilities.
1. The water supply from the house is not delivering water to the water valve. Shut off the house at the meter, disconnect the line going to the water valve, and with the line pointed into a bucket, have someone turn the valve back on for a 15 second count. The water should come out smartly. If not, the line and it's fittings will have to be replaced.
2. The fill tube from the back of the machine that feeds water into the back of the ice maker is frozen up. You will have to remove the ice maker to visually inspect that tube. If blocked, it needs to be defrosted, but use caution. Too much heat too fast will start to melt plastic and vinyl parts you don't want melted.
If this is the case, then once cleaned out, you will have to change the water valve located in the back bottom rear of the machine because it is leaking during the off cycle.
3. If everything checks O.K. up to this point, you will have to purchase and install a new water valve, and install it.
P.S. Under very rare occasions the electric circuity in the ice maker will fail to send a signal to the water valve. Although rare, it can happen, in which case the best option is to replace the ice maker and water valve.

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I have a Maytag refridgerator. The ice maker suddenly stopped working. Any ideas?


Good day,
If the freezer section is at normal temperature, then the best approach is a step by step procedure to get it up and running properly.
Be aware, once the freezer temp rises to 14 degrees or higher the ice maker, by design will lock itself off.

First step is to take a small paper cup of water and fill the cavity until it is near full. With the ice maker turned on, close freezer door and wait 3 hours to see if it harvests. If not, the ice maker is bad, and must be replaced. If the cubes harvest then.......
Three possibilities.
1. The water supply from the house is not delivering water to the water valve. Shut off the house at the meter, disconnect the line going to the water valve, and with the line pointed into a bucket, have someone turn the valve back on for a 15 second count. The water should come out smartly. If not, the line and it's fittings will have to be replaced.
2. The fill tube from the back of the machine that feeds water into the back of the ice maker is frozen up. You will have to remove the ice maker to visually inspect that tube. If blocked, it needs to be defrosted, but use caution. Too much heat too fast will start to melt plastic and vinyl parts you don't want melted.
If this is the case, then once cleaned out, you will have to change the water valve located in the back bottom rear of the machine because it is leaking during the off cycle.
3. If everything checks O.K. up to this point, you will have to purchase and install a new water valve, and install it.
P.S. Under very rare occasions the electric circuity in the ice maker will fail to send a signal to the water valve. Although rare, it can happen, in which case the best option is to replace the ice maker and water valve.

Apr 02, 2010 | Refrigerators

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U line BI 95 icemaker is making but not ejecting made Ice


First thing to do is find the temp in the bucket. Should be between 10-15 degrees. If its colder then try turning the thermostat to a warmer setting. If its warmer than this then the unit is not getting cold enough. Look at the cendenser to make sure that its clean. If thats good you might have to check the thermostat. (if its 10-15 deg) Check the wiring. red goes on terminal1 yellow on 2 and blue /black on 3. The control might not be switching to harvest position. Wait until you hear the compressor and fan shut down then look at the icemaker. If not advancing then replace the thermostat.

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